Tuesday, April 26, 2005


I read this article in the Washington Post on the Iraq Survey Group's final report that Iraq did not have Weapons of Mass Destruction and decided that it was not even worth posting because its conclusions are barely newsworthy
The report, which refuted many of the administration's principal arguments for going to war in Iraq, marked the official end of a two-year weapons hunt led most recently by former U.N. weapons inspector Charles A. Duelfer. The team found that the 1991 Persian Gulf War and subsequent U.N. sanctions had destroyed Iraq's illicit weapons capabilities and that, for the most part, Hussein had not tried to rebuild them. Iraq's ability to produce nuclear arms, which the administration asserted was a grave and gathering threat that required an immediate military response, had "progressively decayed" since 1991. Investigators found no evidence of "concerted efforts to restart the program."
And then I remembered that we started a war over those non-existent weapons.

Two years and 1500+ US casualties later, the official word is that the war was completely unnecessary, yet we have all become so complacent that I thought it hardly warranted a measly blog post? Truly unbelievable.

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